Recipe: Lemon cheesecake with passionfruit and grilled figs

By Amanda Laird

Lemon cheesecake with passionfruit and grilled figs. Photo / Babiche Martens
Lemon cheesecake with passionfruit and grilled figs. Photo / Babiche Martens

Serves 6 - 1 20x22cm cake

6 fresh figs
1 Tbs honey
2 Tsp butter

200 g digestive or malt biscuit crumbs
1/4 cup brown sugar
130 gm butter, melted
finely grated zest of two lemons
3 eggs
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 cups cream cheese
2 cups mascarpone
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 fresh passionfruit

1 To grill the figs - preheat a grill or hot plate then halve the figs and grill for 3 minutes.

2 Drizzle the figs with honey and melted butter then set aside.

3 To make the cheesecake; mix the crumbs, sugar and butter together. Press the mix into a pre-greased spring form tin. Chill.

4 Preheat the oven to 170C. Beat the lemon zest with the eggs, sugar,cream cheese, mascarpone and vanilla then spoon the filling into the crumb base.

5 Bake for approximately 50 minutes. If the cheesecake looks golden, give a gentle shake. If not wobbly, it will set as it cools.

6 When ready to serve, spoon over fresh passionfruit and serve with figs.

(Eds note: We apologise for the confusion. Here is an updated version of the recipe.)

- NZ Herald

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